Friday, April 09, 2010

Smackdown of the Century

This article, about former adult film star Stormy Daniels' (real name: Stephanie Clifford) possible run for Senate in (where else) Louisiana, is full of win. Especially the part where she notes that she was a lifelong Democrat, but switched to the Republican party after some Republican higher-ups were caught using RNC funds in a bondage-themed strip club last week. She would be challenging the incumbent Republican Sen. David Vitter (though in LA's bizarre election system, Clifford would appear on the November ballot with both Melancon and Vitter, and a runoff would be held in December if none get a majority). Vitter, of course, has recently been involved in a prostitution scandal.

But the best line of the article is the last, and it's a response from presumptive Democratic nominee Charlie Melancon's campaign to accusations from Republicans that it's all a publicity stunt:
"If the Louisiana Republican Party is uncomfortable with a Republican challenger who has a history of selling sex, I would suggest they reconsider standing by an incumbent with a history of paying for it," Franck said in an e-mailed statement.


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